Assessing urban households’ willingness to pay for standalone solar photovoltaic systems: A case study of lagos, nigeria

Anthony I. Ugulu, Clinton Aigbavboa

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Citizen participation would be crucial towards transforming the global electricity infrastructure. Household involvement would be particularly vital for nations with underdeveloped grid and widespread electricity outages like Nigeria. This study investigates urban households’ willingness to pay and participate in off-grid solar photovoltaic adoption in Lagos, Nigeria. Results reveal that households have an above average interest in photovoltaic generated electricity. This was the case irrespective of tenancy type. Age, income and education also influenced participation. Although overall willingness to pay was positive, it was higher in the presence of government support. The preferred rate of fiscal incentive support was between 50-60%. In addition, when made available and given the opportunity, many households would participate in the feed-in-tariff export scheme. The implications of the study are detailed and suggestions for increased participation presented. Findings point to the importance of regulatory reforms and political intervention using favourable monetary and non-fiscal support incentives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-566
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Contingent valuation
  • Electricity supply
  • Households
  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Urban nigeria
  • Willingness to pay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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